University of Missouri Extension- Texas County

We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension-Texas County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Texas County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Texas County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.  If you have any ideas please be sure and let us know. 

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.

Pasture Plant Identification Classes

Do you graze cattle, and/or sheep, horses and goats?  Do you know if there are any poisonous plants growing in your pastures?  If you would like to know more about this and become more proficient at identifying the types of plants growing in your area, check out our Pasture Plant Identification Classes happening in September.

Private Pesticide Certification Training

This training is available at the Texas County Extension Office.  We ask that you call the office 417-967-4545 to make an appointment to view the DVD, this will take approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.  Cost of the training is $25.00 per person.  A take home handbook is included in that price for easy reference.


Missouri Century Farms

To be recognized as a Missouri Century Farm, the same family line must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income. Applicants certified as owners of a Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by the MU Extension center in the county where the farm is located. Applicants are presented with a sign and a certificate.

The Missouri Century Farm program typically start taking applications starting in February with usually a May deadline to apply. Details and a downloadable application form are available at